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NFL.com: Arizona Cardinals have four of top 100 impact rookies for 2015

May 14, 2015, 10:12 AM | Updated: 10:12 am

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The Arizona Cardinals chose seven players in the 2015 NFL Draft.

According to NFL.com’s Bryan Fischer, four of them are among the top 100 rookies who will make an impact in 2015.

The highest-ranked Cardinal was first-round pick D.J. Humphries.

23. OL D.J. Humphries, Arizona Cardinals: Humphries should help take care of Carson Palmer while also boosting the run game.

Humphries was followed by receiver J.J. Nelson, a fifth-round selection who posted the fastest 40-yard dash time at the NFL Scouting Combine.

61. WR J.J. Nelson, Arizona Cardinals: A threat to take it to the house in the return game, don’t be surprised if Nelson makes his presence known in a crowded receiver corps, too.

Not far below Nelson was third-round pick David Johnson, who is expected to carve out a role in Arizona’s backfield.

65. RB David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals: Don’t be surprised if he quickly works his way up the depth chart. Bruce Arians will have some create uses for his abilities.

And the final Cardinal on the list was the last player selected in the entire draft, tight end Gerald Christian.

90. TE Gerald Christian, Arizona Cardinals: Mr. Irrelevant? Hardly, as Christian will be a quality player for the Cardinals.

Christian is looked at as an H-back in Arizona’s offense, and for a team that is short on experience at the tight end position, a solid offseason could lead to him having a greater role than anticipated.

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